A craft beverage company based in Prince Edward County, Ont., is looking at taking a proactive approach to labelling cans of its alcoholic beverages in an attempt to promote transparency within the industry.
This month, the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction issued revised recommendations for lower-risk alcohol consumption. The new guidelines state that no amount of alcohol is "safe" and that individuals should drink no more than two standard drinks per week in order to minimize their risk for chronic diseases, such as cancer.
Australian health authorities are unlikely to change current alcohol consumption guidelines from 10 standard drinks a week, despite Canadian officials now recommending just two tipples over the same period.
If you must drink at all, two drinks maximum each week is deemed low-risk by the government-backed guidance.
The advice is a steep drop from the previous recommendation, published in 2011.
A plan by Ireland to put stark health warnings on bottles of wine, beer and spirits has caused anger in Italy.
Ireland is free to go ahead with the measure, which would warn consumers about the risks of cancer and liver diseases linked to alcohol, after a deadline passed for the European Commission to oppose it.
Some local restaurant owners are raising the alarm after the LCBO’s announcement that Ontarians will now be able to order booze through Uber Eats.
ICELAND. The raising of taxes on alcohol from 1 January – including on products sold in duty free shops – has sparked industry concern in Iceland about the competitiveness of the travel retail channel.
Mexican tequila exports reached record-breaking levels this year, according to data from the Ministry of Economy and the Agricultural Markets Consulting Group (GCMA).
Sales have been steadily growing over the last decade, from US $849 million in 2012 to over $3.6 billion between January and October this year, a 34.1% increase over the same period in 2021.
Alcohol duty hikes will be put on ice for another six months until August in a boost for the hospitality trade.
The Treasury is expected to confirm today that it will delay a planned increase to booze levies which had been due to come into force in February.